ASAP Rocky Is Arrested At LAX In Connection To 2021 Hollywood Shooting

The LAPD detained the 33-year-old rapper after his vacation in Barbados.

April 20, 2022
ASAP Rocky attends the launch of a liquor brand in Atlanta, Georgia on April 12, 2022. He wears a gray suit, with white shirt, and black tie.

ASAP Rocky attends the launch of a liquor brand in Atlanta, Georgia on April 12, 2022.

Photo by: Prince Williams/Wireimage via Getty Images

Prince Williams/Wireimage via Getty Images

A$AP Rocky is in police custody after being arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on the morning of April 20, 2022.

According to TMZ, the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, flew into LAX from Barbados on a private jet after vacationing with his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in her native country.

Rihanna was with Mayers at the time of his arrest and police have a search warrant to inspect Mayers’ Los Angeles home, NBC News reported.

In a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department, posted on Twitter, Mayer was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a November 2021 shooting.

Mayers is accused of shooting a person with a handgun, in Hollywood, and then fleeing the scene, with two others. The police said the victim had a minor injury as a result.

This isn’t the first time the “The God Hour” rapper has had a run-in with the law. In 2019, he was infamously detained in a Swedish jail for a month, after he and his entourage assaulted a man. Mayers claimed it was self-defense but the high court in Sweden found him guilty. He was given a two-year suspended sentence, which meant he could avoid prison if he did not commit any other crime during a two-year probation period.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna are expecting their first child. While a due date is not known, Cosmopolitan has reported she is in her third trimester.

Next Up

ASAP Rocky Was Once Detained In A Sweden Jail For A Month

The then-30-year-old rapper, along with his entourage, was accused of assaulting a young man in Sweden. While he claimed self-defense, a Swedish high-court found him guilty.

Drake And 21 Savage Sued For Promoting New Album With Fake 'Vogue' Magazine Covers

If found guilty, the rap duo may have to pay Conde Nast $4 million.

‘Making the Band’ Alum Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charge

Kevin Lamont Barnes Jr., also known as “Chopper”, awaits a preliminary hearing in mid-May.

Did A Social Media Post Lead To The Robbery And Killing Of Rapper PnB Rock?

The Philadelphia native rapper was shot at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 12, 2022.

Alleged Trespasser Shot Outside DaBaby's Home, Rapper Unharmed

Police responded to a call for help at DaBaby’s house on April 13. They found a 26-year-old trespasser on the football field outside the mansion.

Ariana Grande’s Stalker Breaks Into Her Home On Her Birthday

Ariana Grande’s long-time stalker, Aharon Brown, is back behind bars — this time for breaking into her home.

5 Things To Know About The Murder Of Grammy Award Winner Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle was allegedly murdered outside of his clothing store, in south LA, by Eric Holder.

The Shocking Real-Life Story Behind Anderson .Paak’s Family

The musician’s dad and uncle often switched places, including serving jail time and deployment in Korea.

Drake's Lawyer Says 'No Basis' For Restraining Order Request Filed By His Alleged Stalker

Mesha Collins has been accused of stalking the "Hotline Bling" artist since 2017 and recently had a $4 billion lawsuit against the rapper thrown out of court.

A Timeline Of Andy Dick’s Run-Ins With The Law

On May 11, the comedian-actor was arrested for felony sexual battery. Let’s take a look at his history with the law dating back to 1999.